Bob Urh

Bob Urh "Hoodoo Garage" promo photo CD Green Cookie records 2005

I’m afraid today is a very sad day for us. In fact I’m devastated. Our dearest friend Bob Urh passed away. He was a true friend, a beautiful person and a talented musician. Green Cookie records are in great sadness, as am i, personally. Thank you Bob for everything.

BOB URH & THE VINYLATORS: “Ultrapsychovinylization !” (7” EP)

Bob Urh & the Vinylators "Ultrapsychovinylization !" 7"EP

the last interesting record in history of mankind as we know it !!

:: OUT @ 12-12-12 ::

:: OUT @ 12-12-12 ::

 “Ultrapsychovinylization !” 7″ EP | GC031 | 2012 | one-sheetBOB URH 2012 BIO | reviews

Blue transparent vinyl

Limited Edition 300

Artwork by Darren Merinuk


In January 2012 I was asked by all-girl garage band The Vinylators (Mexico) to contribute to three tracks for an EP called Ultrapsychovinylization to be released on Green Cookie. After a successful recording (during my 23rd trip to Mexico) the band asked me to join and appear live at a show with them doing It’s a Long Way Home and Trouble. So now I have a new international psycho-garage band called Bob Urh Y Las Vinylators. After 30 years of playing and releasing psycho-sonic-sounds-galore globally (34 releases since ‘82) there’s no reason to stop now. Especially with unreleased tracks oozing out of the vaults!! As well Bare Bones tracks for new LP titled “Haunted Hootenannies ‘N’ Hoedowns” and talk of a full LP for Bob Urh Y Las Vinylators.



BOB URH & THE BARE BONES: “The Cha-Cha-Cha Review” (CD)

Bob Urh The Cha Cha Cha Review! cover artwork

Bob Urh & the Bare Bones “The Cha*Cha*Cha Review” cd

OUT : 01 March 2011

this is the part 3 of a trilogy (part 1: Hoodoo Garage & part 2: Swamp O Delic)

BOB URH & THE BARE BONES “The Cha*Cha*Cha Review” cd, GC024

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“The Cha*Cha*Cha Review” cd | GC024 | 2011 | one-sheet | reviews

Bob Urh & the Bare Bones | “Cha*Cha*Cha Review” | cd | GC024 | [01]. Intro [02]. I’m a Man [03]. Alexandra [04]. Hell (revisited) [05]. Jetset Possibility [06]. Carnival Song (aka the Bored Barker) [07]. Fogged (inspired by and dedicated to the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans) [08]. Everybody Wants to be a Punk Rocker [09]. Country Song #1 [10]. Two Sisters [11]. After The Sun Part 2 [12]. Soda Pop [13]. Right Baby Right [14]. The Bone Dust Blues | All songs  copyright B. Urh – BMI 2010 Except “I’m a Man” (Ellas Otha Bates/Bo Diddley) | All songs written, recorded and performed by B. Urh | Recorded at The Chicken Shack # 3 of San Francisco, CA. formerly The Chicken Shack of New Orleans | Mastered by the great Geoff Knoop, San Francisco, CA | Cover by Stephen Blickenstaff | Produced by Ultra Productions | A Green Cookie / Ultra Productions release |  Contact: Ultra Productions c/o Bob Urh, 5263 Todd Road, Unit One, Sebastopol, CA 95472, USA.

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BOB URH & THE BARE BONES: “Hoodoo Garage” CD

released November 14, 2005


Recorded at the Funhouse studio, Miami Beach, FL. Engineered by Jerry Teel. Mastered at the Music Lab studio, NYC. Produced by Bob Urh. Cover by Flynn de Marco, Artwork design by Travel Sickness Pills .


“Another name that springs to mind is Howe Gelb. Had he spent his childhood in a basement instead of a barn he’d probably sound just like Bob Urh. Or if Lux Interior had spent his formative years in the streets instead of home watching cartoons The Cramps might sound just like The Bare Bones (…) Somebody should send a copy of this to Jon Spencer. And Jack White too (…)”. EMDS Rockzine

“If the ghosts of Brian Jones and John Lee Hooker got together in their little corner of hell with a fifth of mash whiskey this is what it would sound like. Everything that exile on main street should have been. Raw, Shambolic juju-blues that rates with Sioux city pete in the psychodrama department.” Jeff Dahl, Carbon 14 magazine (USA)

“It’s not easy to describe his style, it’s some kind of weird mix between garage punk, americana with some Velvet Underground, psychobilly, Johnny Thunders, psych spices – psychotic semi-acoustic desert music (…) The world of Bob Urh is very strange – something between imagination, dreams and reality (…) If you can imagine Roky Erickson join Giant Sand with lot of booze and other means, you will know what I’m talking about”. No Brains zine (The Nederlands)

“This band plays stripped down, raw and crude blues punk (for a lack of a better term) with a garage vibe that calls both mid sixties electric blues and more post psych stuff.” The Trouble With Norma magazine (USA)

“Cryptic blues”. 442 Eme Rue zine (France)

“Apocalypticly folky”. Secretly Canadian (USA)

“Real rock’n’roll”. Bill Kelly: WFMU’s Sultan of Psycho radio show (USA)

“An artisanal CD into folk punk trend a la Sky Saxon”. Garage Band Revisited zine (France)

“Still, the nice, spidery acoustic sound helps convey the dark rural energy these guys ooze.” Back to Comm magazine (USA)

Those of you with reasonably good recall may well remember us cooing over a 10 inch platter by Goggle A that’s currently getting a limited airing on the Green Cookie imprint, seems this garage surf twang loving label have just released a bit of a corker in the guise of an album by Bob Urh and the Bare Bones entitled ’hoodoo garage’. as an added bonus the set is available as a free download for today only – which if your reading this next week was alas 8th January 2014. We’ve had a quick earful of said set and suggest your missing a trick if you don’t take them up on their offer not least because ’pretending’ has a seriously smoked lo-fi aura as though a would be Simon Joyner was channelling some strangely woozy sonic reaction brought on by a collective mixing of Velvet Underground, mid 70’s Stones and Suicide types into a punch drunk lysergic love note that shuffles and stumbles sweetly as though fractured and left a little worse for wear having been refracted through the Bordellos viewfinder. Saying that we here are much smitten by the frayed sly strut blues rumble of ’graveyard shift’ which had us calling to mind an out of it Modern Lovers duelling with Television – don’t get any cooler than that pop kids. The Sunday Experience (8 Jan 2014).